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Old Dec 6, 2003, 8:13 PM   #1
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Default Exposure--double or none?

Rather like a double exposure, this is actually a picture of me
taking a picture of the weather to which I do not want to be
exposed...if you get my drift.

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Old Dec 6, 2003, 8:20 PM   #2
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Nice touch, Barbara...

How did you accomplish it?

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Old Dec 6, 2003, 8:35 PM   #3
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Instead of clearing the kitchen table after dinner, I added my camera and tripod to the tabletop mess and took a picture of the window where the clinging snow resembled a little landscape. I was planning to cut myself out of the picture later on, but when I opened it up in PS and saw how it looked like a double exposure, I merely cropped out the window frame, then did the usual levels and sharpening adjustments.

It's odd how we can think we're going in one direction only to discover it was really another.
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Old Dec 6, 2003, 10:26 PM   #4
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Barbara,

I like it!
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
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Old Dec 7, 2003, 8:18 AM   #5
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Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
Yes, and I'm still in that lucky stage. You have no idea how many of my photos either get deleted or are saved in hopes that, one day, I'll figure out how to fix them. I currently consider a single decent shot out of sixteen to be a happy circumstance. Graduation day will be when two out of sixteen becomes commonplace.
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Old Dec 7, 2003, 4:52 PM   #6
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Nice idea Barbara.
What about removing that yellowish cast and trying an automatic level ?



P.S. : tell me I'm an engineer, tell me I'm an occidental, however I prefer things growing from left to right
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Old Dec 7, 2003, 5:35 PM   #7
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I must admit to also preferring movement from left to right, so maybe I'll flip that picture horizontally while no one's looking. As for the reduction of the yellow cast, I'm not entirely sure about that. I played with it a lot in Photoshop, ending up reducing it somewhat but not eliminating it completely. The reason for this is not so apparent in the scaled-down version. In the full-size one, the fine mesh of the window screen is far more visible, ending up giving a strong sense of the photo having been shot through gauze. In the end, the warmth of tungsten light seemed to suit it better, giving it an antique look.
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Old Dec 8, 2003, 4:12 PM   #8
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Barbara, really nice capture!!! 1 out of 16 shots????!!!!! gee, you're good!!!

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Old Dec 8, 2003, 4:34 PM   #9
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1 out of 16 shots????!!!!! gee, you're good!!!
Oh, but you have to look again at what I said:

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I currently consider a single decent shot out of sixteen to be a happy circumstance.
Happy circumstances aren't necessarily a constant.
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